20 Best Comic Series (Not Marvel Or DC)

Whenever we think of comic shows or movies, the first two names that come to mind are Marvel or DC.

The reason is that these two famous comic brands revolutionized the entire funny world with their unique content and animated characters leaving other comic brands behind in the race. 

However, just because they have a wide range of content and superhero characters, it doesn’t mean other comics would be left unnoticed.

There are many other series that are based on non-marvel or non-DC comics. We have done our research so that you can explore more content in the world of superheroes that are not Marvel or DC.

The Boys (2019– )

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Director: Eric Kripke

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

The Boys takes place in a world where people with superpowers are viewed as superheroes by the wider population and are controlled by a sizable business, Vought International.

They make sure they are actively sold and commercialized. Most of them are stubborn and corrupt outside their heroic identities. 

The titular Boys, goons trying to rein in the corrupted heroes, and the Seven, the top superhero squad from Vought International, are the two main subjects of the story.

Billy Butcher, the head of the Boys, who despises everyone with superpowers, and Homelander, the pompous and erratic leader of the Seven. 

The series follows the new members of each team as the conflict between the two groups ramps up: Hugh “Hughie” Campbell of the Boys, who decides to join the vigilantes when his fiance is died in a high-speed crash by the Seven’s A-Train, and Annie January/Starlight of the Seven, an optimistic young heroine forced to confront the truth about the heroes she admires.

One Punch Man (2015–2019)

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Director: Multiple

Where to watch: Disney+

Saitama is an exceptional hero on a planet of superhuman beings; he can beat opponents with only a single punch.

But, as just one hero in a world full of them, his life is empty and hollow: he receives no respect from anyone, has a laid-back attitude toward everything, and considers his overall hero life pointless and, even worse, he has lost his hair due to intense training.

These are the various adventures of a common yet extraordinary superhero.

Raising Dion (2019–2022)

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Director: Carol Barbee, Dennis A. Liu, Dennis Liu

Where to watch: Netflix

When a widowed single mother learns that her son has superpowers, she scrambles to come up with a safe and responsible way to raise him. Dion is Mark and Nicole Warren’s son.

He was born with superpowers after his dad had traveled to Iceland to view the Aurora Event. These were given to Dion by him.

When Dion turned three years old, he and his father nearly crashed their automobile because Mark’s own powers started to appear while he was operating the wheel, turning his hands into intangible matter.

Dion would occasionally accompany Mark to his job at Biona. Here, Dion developed a bond with a green fish he named Greeny that was kept in the hotel lobby’s fish tank.

The Tomorrow People (2013–2014)

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Director: Greg Berlanti, Julie Plec, Phil Klemmer. 

Where to watch: Prime Video.

Stephen Jameson believes he is losing his mind until he discovers that he has the power to teleport, read people’s thoughts, and move objects with his mind. Stephen learns, however, that he isn’t the only one who possesses these. 

The Tomorrow Folks are who these people identify as. The next stage in human evolution that Ultra, a covert agency that hunts this species, is trying to find. There is a shadow battle going on, but who will win—the Tomorrow people or the humans?

Jupiter’s Legacy (2021)

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Director: Steven S. DeKnight

Where to watch: 

For 90 years, the original group of superheroes kept the globe safe. The years have changed, the world has changed, and adversaries are becoming more powerful. 

It’s time for the next generation of superheroes to embrace the work of their forefathers and carry on with morality and justice-based principles.

Alphas (2011–2012)

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Director: Michael Karnow, Zak Penn

Where to watch: Roku Channel, Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV

Dr. Lee Rosen is in charge of a group of “Alphas” (advanced humans) who have a number of particular skills that make them a dangerous team after a participant in a court case passes away. 

They start to understand that there are strong forces behind the court murder, which includes one of their own, as Rosen coaches them and trains the squad to utilize their enormous skills.

Ben 10 (2005–2008)

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Director: Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Man of Action

Where to watch: HBO MAX

Ben Tennyson is the protagonist in the narrative of the Omnitrix, a mysterious alien gadget that has the ability to change its owner into ten different alien species. Ben was a typical young boy who soon became very abnormal.

The Nevers (2021– )

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Director: Joss Whedon

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar.

This an epic tale that follows a group of Victorian women who discover they have remarkable skills, persistent foes, and a quest that could change the course of history.

The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2004)

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Director: Craig McCracken, Stephen Hillenburg, Duane Capizzi. 

Where to watch: HBO MAX

Professor Utonium mixed sugar, spice, and everything pleasant in the city of Townsville in an effort to produce the ideal little lady.

The Powerpuff Girls, on the other hand, are the product of an accidentally administered dose of Chemical X. 

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup use their special abilities to defend Townsville from a variety of bad guys, including Mojo Jojo, Him, Princess Morbucks, the Amoeba Boys, Fuzzy Lumpkins, and others.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

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Director: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, David Wise

Where to watch: Paramount

This anime chronicles the exploits of four turtles that were turned into humanoids by an eerie slime and trained as ninjas by Hamato Yoshi, a human martial arts expert who had himself been transformed into a humanoid rat named Splinter.

They battle against threats to the world like Shredder and Krang alongside the brave reporter April O’Neil.

The Tick (2016–2019)

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Director: Ben Edlund

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

An accountant without superpowers learns that a supervillain owns his city in a universe where superheroes have existed for decades. He joins forces with an odd blue superhero as he tries to unravel this scheme.

I Am Not Okay with This (2020)

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Director: Jonathan Entwistle and Christy Hall. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Sydney is a teenage girl who must deal with the difficulties of high school as well as the intricacies of her family, her developing sexuality, and the enigmatic superpowers that are only now starting to emerge within her.

The Umbrella Academy (2019–2023)

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Director: Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Inexplicably, forty-three infants were born at the same time in October 1989 to unrelated mothers who did not exhibit any pregnancy-related symptoms the day before. 

A rich businessman named Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopts seven of them and establishes The Umbrella Academy to train his ‘children’ to protect the globe.

However, not everything went as expected. The team disintegrated, and the family split up when they were teenagers. The six remaining members, who are all now close to 30 years old, come together after hearing of Hargreeves’ passing. 

In order to unravel the mystery surrounding their father’s passing, Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya, and Number Five collaborate.

However, the estranged family starts to split up once more as a result of their disparate personalities and skills, not to mention the immediate threat of a worldwide apocalypse. 

Heroes (II) (2006–2010) 

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Director: Tim Kring

Where to watch: Peacock TV, Prime Video, Vudu, and Apple TV 

People all around the United States and the rest of the world begin to understand that they possess unique skills such as telekinesis, healing powers, flying prowess, time travel, invisibility, and the capacity to absorb the abilities of others. 

One man, called Sylar, will do whatever to horrifyingly kill these “heroes” in order to take all of their power and become the most advanced and powerful human of all.

These people must assist one another in order to defend themselves from him before Sylar destroys them all while they each cope with their own issues.

My Hero Academia (2016– )

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Director: Kenji Nagasaki

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Humanity has established superhuman powers identified as “Quirks”; those who do not have these abilities are treated unfairly and treated poorly on. Indeed, villains have superpowers as well and wish to rebuild the world in their image. 

However, a prestigious institution recognized as The Hero Academy prepares its students to become a superhero and to support those who have less strong Quirks, or none at all, as well as to oppose the villains’ plans.

The series follows Izuku Midoriya, a high school student with no superpowers. Will he be able to emerge as a hero and contribute to world peace?

Ragnarok (2020– )

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Director: Emilie Lebech Kaae, Adam Price. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Young people coming of age in the little fictional city of Edda are compelled to adapt to climate change.

Intense weather conditions include the unforeseen rate of ice cap melting, prolonged droughts, excessively warm winters, and an increase in the frequency of extreme cold snaps.

Some people believe that a new Ragnarok is on the horizon because of the way the world is changing unless a timely intervention is made.

Misfits (2009–2013)

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Director: Howard Overman

Where to watch:  Vudu, Prime Video 

Working together on a volunteer initiative as five juvenile offenders, they have little in common, yet their divergent personalities soon set off sparks.

That, however, pales compared to what might occur when a freakish electrical storm strikes a city. 

They discover they are gaining superpowers soon after. Kelly, who was always ignored, can now hear what people are thinking, while Simon, who has always been heard, can suddenly become invisible.

While Alisha discovers that anybody who touches her would lust for her, Curtis has the ability to turn back time. To his disappointment, Nathan seemed to have been unaffected by the storm’s impacts.

They now have to figure out how to manage their new skills in addition to dealing with the reality of teenage life and completing their service assignment.

Invincible (2021– )

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Director: Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, Ryan Ottley. 

Where to watch: Prime Video

A Skybound/Image comic-based adult animated series about a young teen whose father is the world’s most powerful superhero.

The son of the world’s greatest superhero is about to transform into something bigger than himself: something daring, something inclusive, something – Invincible. 

Invincible follows Mark Grayson’s journey to becoming Earth’s upcoming great defender after his father, Nolan Grayson: also recognized as Omni-Man, from the comics to the big screen.

Danny Phantom ( 2003-2007) 

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Director: Butch Hartman, Steve Marmel, Bob Boyle

Where to watch: Paramount

 Adventures of the brave phantom-fighter Danny Fenton, who lives in two different worlds as a bashful student at Casper High and a ghostly superhero.

He stops the transgressions of ominous ghosts with the help of his best friends, technogeek Tucker and super stylish Goth lady Sam, and blunders through everyday social challenges.

Ultraman ( 2019-2023) 

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Director: Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi, Eiji Tsuburaya. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Shin Hayata, who is now the defense minister, can not remember how he transformed into Ultraman and defended the planet from the Kaijus in this sequel to the original Ultraman series. 

To help the Science Patrol in removing fresh threats from the aliens, Matsushiro Ide, one of his old teammates in the Science Patrol, seeks to aid him in regaining his memory.

Shinjiro, Hayata’s kid, begins displaying extraordinary power, and when the extraterrestrial Bemular learns of this, the Science Patrol risks anything to provide Shinjirou the top-secret Ultra Suit so he can battle Bemular and once more defend the Earth.

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